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Is a Bridal Show Necessary?

When you’re planning your big day, you may be considering going to bridal shows in your area. You might be wondering whether they are really necessary to attend or if it’s something you can skip altogether. Here are just a few reasons you may want to consider attending those bridal shows and expos in your area before the big day arrives.

Get Fresh Ideas

While planning your wedding day you may have everything all picked out already. Remember that you’ve been planning your big day since you can remember. However, your spouse to be also may have ideas as well. It’s good to go to these types of shows to gain new ideas that you may not have considered before. Perhaps you’ll find new ideas that tie in both the dreams you have for your wedding and your new spouse’s ideas as well.

See Dress Styles

When you attend the bridal shows you can find all the latest and greatest dress styles that are fashionable. This includes everything from the bridal gown to the bridesmaid and mother of the bride dresses. The fashion shows that are seen at the bridal expos can help you to find the style that you and the girls in the wedding will love.

Find Vendors

One great benefit to visiting the expos and shows is it will connect you with the vendors in your area. Connecticut has amazing vendors for all your bridal and wedding needs. This is an easy way to find all the photographers, locations, and caterers you can think of all in one convenient place.

Bridal shows and expos are great ways to get fresh ideas, learn new techniques, and find the vendors you’re looking for when you’re wedding is around the corner. Make it a fun day by packing up your girls in the wedding, hitting the shows and making plans for your wedding day.

Wedding Planning Tips

Short Hair or Long Hair: Men You Count Too

It is amazing that in 2016 people, women mostly, are concerned about if it is okay to have short hair for their wedding day. With their veil and pictures, it is still very traditional for the woman to have long hair and wear in it some type of cascading style. The truth is there is something beautiful for all hair types and lengths no matter how short or how long. You may want to check out a bridal show just so you can gather more ideas for your upcoming day, but remember – it’s your day, you call the shots!

It can be a lot easier to find veils that will accent your face and that go with the style of wedding you may be having if you have longer hair, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t stunning options for others. Now with access to bridal expos, you will easily be able to find the perfect veil. With shorter hair, accent pieces, flowers, and diamond decorated headbands all work extremely well, as do veils. The difference is all these looks work well with any shaped face.  Men can also be a part of this conversation. With the ‘man bun’ fashion trend blasting off, even men are opting for the non-traditional long hair for their wedding day instead of a close cut. If the groom does have long hair, a low pony-tail to the back or just down will work well.

The key is to do what is most natural and comfortable for both of you. There are beautiful hair styles for your wedding day no matter if you have short hair or long hair. The idea is that you love each other regardless of your hairstyles. When you are comfortable and in love, you will ultimately look great.

Bridal Show Tips

Tips for Attending Your First Bridal Show

Nowadays, there are so many bridal show expos that you can attend. The main purpose of attending these events is so that you can get to know as many people as you can. In the process, you can meet potential wedding suppliers that can help you with your own wedding.

But before you actually attend one, it is important that you know what to bring during the event. Especially if this is your first time, you may feel overwhelmed if you attend the event without knowing how to prepare for it. Here are some tips to remember when attending your first bridal show:

  • Wear Comfortable Shoes and Clothes. Generally speaking, there are plenty of participants during bridal show events. You will be meeting, if possible, all of them during that day. If you are not dressed comfortably, you might get tired right away and wouldn’t want to go around anymore. This is why you need to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Invite a Friend. Whether it’s your fiancé or a girl friend, make sure you attend the bridal show with someone that can help you. This way, you can cover more ground and not have to scramble with time.
  • Bring Business Cards. The good thing about attending bridal expos is that the vendors usually give away freebies and samples. In return, they want to add you to their mailing list. For the ones that hold contests, you will increase your chances of winning free services from them because you have already prepared with your business card.
  • Bring Your Organizer. When you’re meeting the vendors in these events, you will have to set a time to meet with them at a later date. By bringing your organizer, you won’t have to worry about mixing up appointments.

Follow these tips to ensure that your first time in attending a bridal show will be fun and easy. Check out our website for upcoming Connecticut bridal shows.

Wedding Vendor Spotlight

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Testa’s Banquet Facility

If you’re looking for a family-run venue that has all you could want for your wedding day — a great location, fabulous food — look no further than Testa’s Banquet Facility in Southington. Along with being an excellent wedding venue, it’s also the venue for our next bridal expo.

Testa’s offers a variety of packages for your wedding, meaning you can have the day you want at the price you can afford. Their experienced planners will help you arrange everything from the meal to the entertainment.

Their banquet rooms can accommodate an intimate wedding or a bigger wedding. Whether you have 30 guests or 250 guests, though, you’ll get the same excellent service from the staff at Testa’s. You and your guests will be taken care of, meaning you won’t need to worry about the logistics on your big day.#

Of course, another reason to choose Testa’s is their food. Their menus are full of Italian family favorites, including cheeses, meatballs, and their famous sauce!

If you want to find out more about Testa’s Banquet Facility, the best way is to visit, and there’s no better time to visit than at our upcoming bridal expo there. Join us there on November 17!